X Japan was formed by childhood friends, Yoshiki and Toshi who ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late 80's with their melodic metal and flamboyant fashion. In the fall of '97, at the height of their success, X broke up - devastating millions of fans. Twenty years after the tragedy-fueled split, Director Stephen Kijak's traces the arc of X - from phenomenal origins through tumultuous super-stardom and premature dissolution up to present day, as the band prepares to reunite for a show at the legendary Madison Square Garden while struggling to reconcile a past haunted by suicide, injury and cultish extremism with the insatiable thirst for perfection.
Directed by : Stephen Kijak
Written by : Stephen Kijak
Starring : Yoshiki, Toshi, Pata, Heath, Sugizo, Taiji, Hide
Produced by : John Battsek, Diane Becker, Jonathan McHugh, Jonathan Platt
Distributed by : Drafthouse Films